Tibet Everest Base Camp Short Overland Tour 06 Days
Day 01: Drive to Nylam 3,640 m via Zangmu 2,300 m gate way for Tibet Everest Base Camp- 08 hrs.
Day 02: Drive to Old Tingri 4,230 m – 04 hrs.
Day 03: Drive to Rongbuk 4,950 m – 04 hrs.
Day 04: In Rongbuk for hike to Everest Base Camp – 04 hrs.
Day 05: Drive to Zhangmu – 06 hrs.
Day 06: Drive back to Kathmandu end of Tibet Everest Base Camp trip.
Day 01: Drive to Nylam 3,640 m via Zangmu 2,300 m – 08 hrs.
An overland adventure to Tibet North Everest Base Camp, beginning with a morning drive on the classic Nepal / Tibet, China Friendship Road, also known by Arniko (first Nepali artist, sculptor and architecture to visit Tibet and China during Kublai Khan regime by this route) driving past Dhulikhel following the Bhote Kosi upstream to the frontier town at Zhangmu for necessary passport and visa formalities where our Tibetan guide and drive will receive, from here heading towards Nylam from Zhangmu drive leads through narrow gorge following Bhote Kosi River for some time with beautiful forest of rhododendron, pines and fir trees and cascading high water falls, after leaving the river with a climb to reach at Nylam town for first overnight stop in Tibet.
Day 02: Drive to Old Tingri 4,230 m – 05 hrs.
From Nylam town overland drive leads over Laylung-la pass at 5,050 meters the first pass of this great journey with fabulous scenery of snow mountains which straddles the border between Tibet and Nepal, overlooking at world 14th highest Mt. Shishapangma 8,013 meters, including Dorji Lakpa, Langtang. Numbur and Gaurishankar, after a great time here, journey continues on the high Tibetan plateau, from here drive is gradual on the newly built road and then reaching at Old Tingri for overnight halt with great views of Mt. Everest (Chomolungma in Tibetan) and world’s 6th highest Cho-Oyu both mountains joins Nepal border.
Old Tingri located on the windswept valley on route Lhasa and Everest base camp, the lodge and accommodation are basic, however our guide will check in the best available guest house / hotels, afternoon at ease for acclimatization at this high altitude.
Day 03: Drive to Rongbuk Tibet Everest Base Camp 4,950 m – 04 hrs.
There are two direction to reach Rongbuk and Everest base camp, the shortest from Old Tingri and the other further from Shegar ( New Tingri). Taking the drive from Old Tingri on the old route to Everest Base Camp, the drive leads past remote villages of Rachu and Lunja and then over few passes on this vast valley reaching Rongbuk River and to Rongbuk monastery for overnight stop with view of stunning Mt. Everest North Face. Afternoon at leisure for acclimatization and short visit to Rongbuk monastery.
Day 04: In Rongbuk for hike to Tibet Everest Base Camp – 04 hrs.
After a nice break and stop at Rongbuk, morning a short hike to Everest Base Camp option here for horse cart or motor bikes( local taxi), as vehicle are not allowed from Rongbuk beyond to base camp area, whatever the choice walk is for about 2 hours the most, at base camp the highest spot at 5,200 meters overlooking grandeur view of majestic North West Face Mt. Everest “Chomolungma” ( in Tibetan) after a wonderful time head back to Rongbuk for overnight stop.
Day 05: Drive to Zhangmu – 06 hrs.
From Rongbuk with great views of Mt. Everest heading back to Kathmandu on the same scenic route with super views of Tibetan wide and vast landscapes with other smaller peaks, after few hours the drive reaches at Old Tingri, then on the good paved road all the way to frontier town at Zhangmu for last overnight stop in Tibet.
Day 06: Drive back to Kathmandu – 05 hrs.
After a great moment in Tibet Everest Base Camp, the world highest largest plateau, from Zhangmu head downhill to Nepal border at Kodari after obtaining re-entry visa continue drive after bidding farewell to our Tibetan guide and drive and then on the road to Kathmandu after 5 hours of interesting journey reaching Kathmandu and transfer to hotel with lovely and memorable memory of Tibet with Everest Vacation.